Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Paper Crafting Blog Hop June 2021 - Happy Birthday!

 

Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop for June 2021 featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia are participating. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you this month - all spotlighting projects that represent - Happy Birthday!

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So - I am in love with our in-colors - and I always need birthday cards. So when I saw the theme I pulled out my package of in-color DSP and decided to go with an easy and fun design. I cut the DSP in 3/4" strips in differing lengths of 2 1/2", 2 3/4" and 3". And then just laid them down with adhesive in differing patterns and angles. I love how the background turned out. This was done in Evening Evergreen.


I used Polished Pink as my coordinating color - and the Artistically Inked stamp set. With the ribbon and the gems that also come in all the in-colors - it just came together. So guess what - I made some more - using all the In-colors.

Aren't they just beautiful. I love so much how they turned out. Here is one more close up - This one done in Fresh Freesia and Soft Succulent. I just can't even pick a favorite.

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I hope you enjoyed my post and would love it if you'd leave me a comment. Now click on through to the rest of those hopping this month to see all of their wonderful creations! ~Maureen


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To order any of Stampin' Up's products you can go directly to my online store - www.stampingwithmaureen.stampinup.net  and click on SHOP NOW.  Please use the Hostess Code HK4UUPA7 to get full benefits from me -

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  *NOTE: If your personal order is not part of a current party and you are ordering over $150 in merchandise - please do not use this code; as your order without the code will qualify you to earn a minimum of 10% in hostess benefits.   

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If you don't currently have a demonstrator, and would like a catalog or to learn more about Stampin' Up! and our products, please email me at crazystampinglady@gmail.com

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Friday, June 11 - Woo Hoo Weekend begins!!!

What happens when 12 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from across the globe collab to create inspiring content? It’s a fun filled event you can enjoy from the comfort of your air conditioned coolness. Yes, it’s hot where I live. So it’s a good weekend to stay inside and stamp with us!

This event is open to my customers that are my Facebook business page fans. Being a FB page fan is how I can invite you to the group. Using an email address to extend the invitation no longer works. Like/subscribe to my FB business page here https://www.facebook.com/CrazyStampingLady 

Then send me a FB PM and ask to be added to the group.

I'll be on at 2pm Arizona time on Friday, June 11th. I hope you are there to watch the fun or watch on replay too! This event features tons of projects, ideas, tips, tricks and random prizes too! Hope to see you in the group!

Monday, June 7, 2021

June First Monday Challenge!! Watercolor!

 
It's time for our June First Monday Challenge - this month's challenge is using watercoloring on your card.
You can watercolor with inks, alcohol inks, watercolor pencils, etc. You can watercolor a background or an image - as long as there is watercoloring on the card - it's a go! Post your cards HERE in the comments of the Facebook post (or email me your entry to crazystampinglady@gmail.com) by Sunday, June 27th for a chance to win a prize! Let's get creative and have some fun with this!!
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To order any of Stampin' Up's products you can go directly to my online store - www.stampingwithmaureen.stampinup.net  and click on SHOP NOW.  Please use the Hostess Code HK4UUPA7 to get full benefits from me -


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  *NOTE: If your personal order is not part of a current party and you are ordering over $150 in merchandise - please do not use this code; as your order without the code will qualify you to earn a minimum of 10% in hostess benefits.   

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If you don't currently have a demonstrator, and would like a catalog or to learn more about Stampin' Up! and our products, please email me at crazystampinglady@gmail.com

Friday, May 28, 2021

SF 2021 - Masculine Blog Hop

 

Be sure to hop through all the blogs on the list near the bottom for tons of wonderful inspiration as we celebrate the men in our lives with these masculine themed projects!

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So I created a gift set - card and basket of some favorite treats for the man in my life.
I started with one of these adorable little crates (you can purchase from the Dollar tree).  I've decorated many times for hostess gifts - but thought why not just a little crate.
Using the In Good Taste DSP I covered the ends and slates of the crate. Each crate I buy is slightly different, so I just measured each end and the slates and cut DSP to fit.  Then used Tombow to attach each piece.  I love the way the wood grain paper changed the look of the crate.

After it was all covered I filled it with treats that I know my hubby will love.  I still might grab a couple more things - but this will be a fun little Father's Day gift for him.  After he eats all the goodies he can use the crate to hold note papers on his desk.
Next I made a clean and simple card.  My husband is a no frills kind of guy.  The Tailored Tag, to me, is very masculine so it was perfect for this style of card.  Vanilla base, Pale Papaya layer for a little color and then punches of the In Good Taste DSP.  I really love this type of card, and you can fill up the layer with punches as much or as little as you like.
He'll just love this no frills card with just a little Happy Father's Day inside.  But this would be just as appropriate for a birthday, or even just an "I Love You" gesture.

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Once again, thank you for stopping by my blog.   Maybe you got some inspiration for creating something wonderful of your own.  I would love it if you would leave me a comment below and stop back soon.  Don't forget to click through on each name below to see even more amazing Posts.  

See you soon with more ideas!  

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May 2021 SF Hoppers - check them all out by clicking on their links for some more great ideas - and please leave comments if you can, to show appreciation for their work :)
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To order any of Stampin' Up's products you can go directly to my online store -www.stampingwithmaureen.stampinup.net and click on SHOP NOW.  Please use the Hostess Code below to get full benefits from me - 7CPWUREQ*
*NOTE: If your personal order is not part of a current party and you are ordering over $150 in merchandise - please do not use this code; as your order without the code will qualify you to earn a minimum of 10% in hostess benefits.   

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If you don't currently have a demonstrator, and would like a catalog or to learn more about Stampin' Up! and our products, please email me at crazystampinglady@gmail.com
Stop back soon for some more creative fun and inspiration.     ~Maureen

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Maui Elite SU! Incentive Trip! Day 8

Hi all - if you want creative posts - I will try to get some in - but over the next 10 days I'm going to be posting about the awesome Stampin' Up! Maui Elite trip I was able to earn thanks to all my wonderful and supportive customers and team.  I did this for Greece two years ago, and still love those posts - so please - bear with me.

Day 8 - Saturday, May 22, 2021 -

Wow - what a beautiful day - I just love this view of the ocean and property from our lanai - the colors are just so very striking and this morning not a cloud in the sky.
Today there are no excursions, so it is breakfast buffet - in such a wonderful setting.  Right next to us there is a stream running through full of beautiful koi -
The breakfast was delicious - we have gone to very low carbs and higher protein so this was perfect - and neither of us could finish.  And of course unlimited Kona coffee -
Here's another picture of the stream -
Everyone just enjoying the food, beautiful weather and Maui Life - 
This afternoon Paul and I had our spa appointments that were given to us as part of the Maui Elite Achiever package.  Paul had an amazing massage - but per Doctor's orders, I did not a risk a massage - so I had a facial - and it was wonderful.  Cherish was my esthetician and she was so kind.  The bed I was on was so uncomfortable for me with my back issues, and she took a good extra 10 minutes with me to assure I was as comfortable as possible.  And let me tell you - for the entire 50 min facial I was so comfortable.  It was my first facial ever - and everyone tells me that has had others -  I will probably never have one as nice again.  As I was leaving I was give a little gift package of products to take  home - what a wonderful experience.
Then it was out to the luau - each table had another amazing floral arrangement -
You can see Paul and I were ready for a beautiful night under the stars - 
There was amazing entertainment all night - our table was a bit back - so hard to get pictures - but we could hear, see and enjoy it!
We were fortunate to sit with my upline, Jill Olsen's team - Jenn, Beth and Aubrey - so had to get a picture together before the night was over.  It was really great getting to know them better - what a great group of gals!
Then back to the room for our final Pillow Gift - This beautiful Maui Necklace -
Time for bed - here's my sunset picture tonight - 

See you tomorrow ~Maureen
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SPECIAL!!
Because I have had to cancel classes and now will be gone 10 days - my sales are pretty low this month - so I am offering an ALOHA special while I am gone to try to meet my monthly goal. Beginning today through midnight on May 24th place an order using my hostess code for $30 or more and when I get back I will mail (or get to you) a brand new full package of an embellishment – the value a minimum of $5 pre S&H and tax; order $55 or more and I’ll send you two current embellishments; order $75 or more and I will send you three – all different – my choice. This is a great way to get some fun items – jewels, pearls, ribbon, trinkets etc. to add to your stash and to help me out with my sales. Be sure to order by midnight on the 24th and to use my hostess code 7CPWUREQ at check out to qualify!
Aloha!
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To order any of Stampin' Up's products you can go directly to my online store - www.stampingwithmaureen.stampinup.net  and click on SHOP NOW.  Please use the Hostess Code 7CPWUREQ to get full benefits from me -

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  *NOTE: If your personal order is not part of a current party and you are ordering over $150 in merchandise - please do not use this code; as your order without the code will qualify you to earn a minimum of 10% in hostess benefits.   

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If you don't currently have a demonstrator, and would like a catalog or to learn more about Stampin' Up! and our products, please email me at crazystampinglady@gmail.com

Maui Elite SU! Incentive Trip! Day 7

Hi all - if you want creative posts - I will try to get some in - but over the next 10 days I'm going to be posting about the awesome Stampin' Up! Maui Elite trip I was able to earn thanks to all my wonderful and supportive customers and team.  I did this for Greece two years ago, and still love those posts - so please - bear with me.

Day 7 - Friday, May 21, 2021 -

I'm going to start with what is most important again today - From this little baby they put in my arms 18 years - and she made me a Grandma - to this beauty who turns 18 today and graduated from High School yesterday.  I just can't believe how this time has flown by.  Paisley you mean the world to us - may God bless you richly as you make your mark on this world!! Love you always and forever!
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No pic of breakfast today - but it was a grab and go - as it is excursion day.  Picture of the grounds as we left on our bus on our way to the Maui Gold pineapple fields -
My buddy, Amy Combs, was on the same tour with us and it was great seeing her - 
We transferred to smaller buses and headed out to the fields to see the pineapples in all their different stages - and got to sample some right out there in the field -
Then a short tour of the packaging plant before we had an amazing lunch at this little country store -
We had actually eaten the meal before I thought to take a picture.  We were too busy chatting with new found friends on the trip.  So all I managed to capture was dessert - and it was luscious - chocolate upon chocolate upon more chocolate -
At the end they gave us each a pineapple to take home; and thoroughly explained what we need to do to plant the crown and grow some pineapples of our own.  So we're gonna try it!
After a trip back to the hotel it was time for us to take a nap, so we did :)  I over slept, so guess I missed spinning the wheel for a prize - but we did get a pillow gift  - some great prizes from the upcoming August mini catalog.  And a great surprise - our plane does not leave till nearly 11pm on Sunday - so SU extended our room for us; so that we have a place to be until the shuttle leaves the resort at 7pm.  It was so very kind of them - they think of everything!
Dinner was on us tonight - so we ordered in pizza and had it with wine on the Lanai - and just enjoyed a wonderful evening.
Signing off with another beautiful sunset - 

See you tomorrow ~Maureen
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SPECIAL!!
Because I have had to cancel classes and now will be gone 10 days - my sales are pretty low this month - so I am offering an ALOHA special while I am gone to try to meet my monthly goal. Beginning today through midnight on May 24th place an order using my hostess code for $30 or more and when I get back I will mail (or get to you) a brand new full package of an embellishment – the value a minimum of $5 pre S&H and tax; order $55 or more and I’ll send you two current embellishments; order $75 or more and I will send you three – all different – my choice. This is a great way to get some fun items – jewels, pearls, ribbon, trinkets etc. to add to your stash and to help me out with my sales. Be sure to order by midnight on the 24th and to use my hostess code 7CPWUREQ at check out to qualify!
Aloha!
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To order any of Stampin' Up's products you can go directly to my online store - www.stampingwithmaureen.stampinup.net  and click on SHOP NOW.  Please use the Hostess Code 7CPWUREQ to get full benefits from me -

~*~*~*~*~ 
  *NOTE: If your personal order is not part of a current party and you are ordering over $150 in merchandise - please do not use this code; as your order without the code will qualify you to earn a minimum of 10% in hostess benefits.   

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If you don't currently have a demonstrator, and would like a catalog or to learn more about Stampin' Up! and our products, please email me at crazystampinglady@gmail.com